North East India

North East India

The exotic flora and fauna of North East India, incredibly sets it apart from the other geographical contours of the country. With the majestic Himalayas at the backdrop, innumerable tribal groups in its lap, lip-smacking cuisines and distinct ethnicities, the ‘Seven Sisters’ create their own identity, culture and reality. These North Eastern States include Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura. This North-eastern area of rolling forested hills and lush green lowlands also nestles the snow-capped peaks of eastern Himalayas, with its feet washed by the waters of the Bay of Bengal.

Explore the majestic features of North East India with Adventure Tour India, The Kingdoms, Wild East India Tour, Classical Sikkim Tour, Angami Nagas, alpine North Eastern Tour, on Natures Trail and others. North East India is also called as the ‘unexplored paradise.’ So, tourists from all over the world, who are searching for something unique, striking and never explored, gear on with these tours.

Following are the main attractions of North East India.

Assam



Thronged with the Himalayas and the green Barak valley, Assam is known for its silk, petroleum and tea. The historical places include Talatal Ghar, Rang Ghar, Kamakhya Temple and Basistha.  Endi, pat and Muga silk varities are sought after by shopaholics. The three Bihu festivals are celebrated with a lot of pomp and show in Assam.

How to Reach:

The Borjhar Airport, located 25 km from Guwahati provides easy accessibility.

Arunachal Pradesh

Lauded as the ‘land of dawn lit mountains,’ this territory is interspersed with glaciers, pine trees, cascading waterfalls and lush green landscapes. The sightseeing tour at Tawang and Bomdila are a larger than life experience. The wildlife sanctuary at Namdapha is a must visit place. Shopping in Arunachal Pradesh includes woven grass necklaces, bamboo head-gears and handicrafts. The important festivals include Boori-Boot of the Hill Miris, Si-donyi of the Tagins, Lossor of the Monpas and others.

How to Reach

There are no flight services in Arunachal Pradesh. The nearest railhead is at Harmuty, 35 km away from Itanagar.

Meghalaya 

Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya is known as the ‘Scotland of East.‘This abode of clouds is definitely breathtakingly beautiful. Its an ideal place to simply unwind. Cane work articles, handicrafts, bamboo articles and bead works are the shopping attractions here. The main festivals include Wangala and Nongkrem Dance.

How to Reach

The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is the easiest way to reach Meghalaya.

Mizoram

Known as the ‘land of the hill people,’ Mizoram is known for idyllic surroundings, mist filled skies, whispering pine trees, serene lakes and gurgling waterfalls. The sightseeing¬† includes Aizawl, Phawangpui, Durtlang Hills and Ruantlang. The main festival of Mizoram is Kut Festival.

How to Reach

Domestic flights connect the capital Aizawl with other cities of India.

Nagaland

The beauty, mystical value and life changing aspects of Nagaland tourism cannot be revealed in words. Its an experience in itself. The tribal culture, mouth-watering cuisines, ethnic dances, cultural traditions and captivating landscapes make Nagaland feel like a backpacker’s paradise. The main festivals of Nagaland include Sekrenyie, Tsungrem Mong and Tuluni. Hand-made shawls, bags and necklaces are the main shopping attractions in Nagaland.

How to Reach

The Dipamur airport helps in connecting the domestic flights with Nagaland. Guwahati and Imphal are well connected with Kohima, the capital of Nagaland.

Tripura

Lauded for the brilliant mixture of the old and the new, Tripura is quite different from the other North-Eastern states. The main tourism options include Ujjayanta Palace, Tripura Sundari Museum, Neermahal and Sipahijala. The main festivals include Durga Puja, Pous Sankranti, Dol Jatara, Diwali and many others. The shopping attractions include tribal jewellery, panels, floor mats and handicrafts.

How to Reach

Now its easier to reach Tripura with the domestic airport at Agartala. The state tourism buses connect it with the capitals of other near-by states.


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